So I have a little story for you, and I also need your advice.
Last Sunday, Bobby and I were walking around Hoboken enjoying the sunshine and we decided to make a quick stop in the grocery store to pick up a few things we were running low on.
Somehow, these landed in the cart:
Usually, I do all the grocery shopping, and I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve walked by those sugary cereals, let alone bought them. They just aren’t ever something I crave (desserts and chocolates… those are a different story). My sugar-loving husband, on the other hand, made a beeline to these sweet snacks.
Last night after dinner, as we were lounging around on the couch watching TV, Bobby polished off his 7th bowl of cereal for the day. 7th. I proceeded to lecture him about how much sugar he had just ingested (I honestly was just concerned that his sugar high would keep me up past my 9 p.m. bedtime), but I realized my words were lost on him as he slurped down the leftover rainbow-colored milk.
That is not Bobby. However, that is exactly what he looked like.
The point of this post is not to share my husband’s eating habits with you though…. I promise… I’m getting there…
This morning, Bobby got up at the crack of dawn and hit the gym. Afterwards he declared it the best cardio workout he had ever completed. He then tried to convince me that I need to eat 7 bowls of Fruit Loops before my half marathon on Sunday.
I laughed it off and told him there was no way I’d be partaking in his method of carbo-loading, but then I started thinking.
When I started thinking about my recent long runs though, I realized that my best runs have been the days after I’ve eaten more carbs and sugar…. and I’m not talking about in the form of fruits, veggies, and whole grains.
Now, don’t misunderstand me, I’m not about to go chow down on a few boxes of high sugar cereal and claim to be properly fueled. The process of carbo-loading is so interesting to me though, and I love learning about what others do before a big race.
So my questions for you, my amazing, advice-giving friends….
What do you feel gives you the most energy before a workout?
If you are a runner, what do you eat the day before a race? I want details!! Breakfast? Lunch? Dinner?
What’s your favorite sugary cereal???